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This is how it works:

  • Players are organised into groups of between 5 to 9 people of a similar standard
  • It is a mixed sex, singles league, so men and women play each other
  • Groups are put together by standard and there can be any combination of men and women in a group (we do not guarantee a balance of men and women and you could be the only man in a group of women or vice versa!)
  • Contact details are emailed and posted to each player's account page
  • Players arrange their own matches
  • You can play on any court that suits both players

The league is:

  • For everyone over the age of 18
  • We welcome beginners as well as advanced players.
  • Don't worry that you won't be good enough - playing matches is the best way to improve, and we use an online questionnaire to assess people's ability so you play only people of a roughly similar level
  • Affiliated to the LTA For adults aged 18 years and above 

Key points

  • Matches are best of three sets; if a set reaches 6 games all it is decided by a tiebreak
  • The evening before the round starts you will receive an email with all the contact details of the players in your group. Contact details are also posted to your Account Page
  • Players are placed in groups according to past performance in the league and, for new players, their Player Standard Questionnaire
  • Each player attempts to play each of the other player on their group once during the round
  • A point is awarded for each set won
  • If you complete three matches before the midpoint of a round you receive 2 bonus points and a bonus prize (either a pair of Local Tennis Leagues dampeners, or a tube of tennis balls)
  • The winner of the group is the player with the most points at the end of the round
  • The winner of the group wins a voucher for £20 to be spent in the Local Tennis League online shop. A winner's certificate is also posted to the winner's Account Page as a PDF file.
  • Where possible, winners of groups are promoted to the group above for the next round.

See here for the complete rules and regulations

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For everything you need to know before you get started see the FAQs and review the Rules and Regulations, which all players agree to adhere to when playing in the leagues.

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Collapse AllSutton Singles - Round 7 | Thursday 24 January 2019 to Wednesday 20 March 2019 (Midpoint: Wednesday 20 February 2019)

Congratulations to all the players in Sutton, this was a well-played round of tennis by all of you with some tough battles out on court. This relatively new league continues to grow, and we are pleased to welcome two more new players during this round. We hope you've all enjoyed your tennis - it certainly sounded like it from the commentaries, and we hope to see you all again in the next round. Don't forget to sign up now so you don't miss out!

Group Summary:

Some quality tennis played in the group! Highlights from the commentaries include Ven's great first serve, Hannah's deadly drop shots, Bob's superb forehand and Steve never giving up a point! Well done to Venelin for winning the group after beating all of his opponents; and to Stephen for taking the runner up spot, we look forward to seeing more of this amazing tennis next time!

Final Rankings:

  1. Venelin Papazov [W4] 10 includes 2 bonus points WINNER
  2. Stephen Totman [W2, L2] 6 includes 2 bonus points RUNNER UP
  3. Philip Naggert 9.1 [W2, L1] 5
  4. Hannah Wang [W1, L3] 4 includes 2 bonus points
  5. Bob Jaswal [L3]

Match Results:

Reveal CommentHannah Wang bt Bob Jaswal (Mar 2) 6-1, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "The match started with Hannah breaking Bob's first service game and going on to hold her own service game. Bob continued to struggle with his first serves and after holding on to one service game, Hannah went on to break his service games to win the first set 6-1. In the second set, Bob started playing more consistently with improved first serves which led to an exchange of two service game breaks between Hannah and Bob. Hannah eventually broke at 5-4 with good returns to win the set 6-4."  -- Hannah

Match of the Group:

Reveal CommentVenelin Papazov bt Philip Naggert (Feb 22) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Hhh"  -- Venelin
Reveal CommentVenelin Papazov bt Bob Jaswal (Feb 16) 6-0, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Game by game Bob get better really good forehand and also amazing person ! Well done Bob"  -- Venelin
  • Ven has a great first serve! Had some close deuce matches
Reveal CommentVenelin Papazov bt Stephen Totman (Feb 16) 6-3, 6-4

Player Comments:

  • "Well played Stephan ! "  -- Venelin
Reveal CommentVenelin Papazov bt Hannah Wang (Feb 13) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Amazing afternoon"  -- Venelin
Reveal CommentPhilip Naggert bt Hannah Wang (Feb 12) 6-1, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "It was a really fun game on a beautiful clay court. I served and Hannah was immediately 40:0 up, I think that was a bit of a wake up call. We had some great long rallies and Hannah's drop shots were deadly."  -- Philip
Reveal CommentStephen Totman bt Hannah Wang (Feb 4) 6-3, 6-2

Player Comments:

  • "Great match. Some really good rallies and drop shots!"  -- Stephen
Reveal CommentPhilip Naggert bt Stephen Totman (Jan 31) 6-4, 6-0

Player Comments:

  • "Excellent game with lots of long (very long!) rallies. Second set was a lot closer than it might sound. Steve is a real fighter and never gives up any point!"  -- Philip
Reveal CommentStephen Totman bt Bob Jaswal (Jan 30) 6-2, 6-1

Player Comments:

  • "Great match with some great rallies. The games were a lot closer than the score suggests. Bob has a superb forehand."  -- Stephen

Results

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The results listed here include the current and previous round of Singles matches for Sutton.

Scoring Information:
You earn one point for every set you win. Players who complete three or more matches by the mid-point of the round receive 2 bonus points, and a bonus prize (typically a free can of HEAD tennis balls). Bonus prizes must be claimed within 28 days using the link posted to the player's Account page. The link is also emailed to players.

Please note, while matches tied at one set all may be completed with a matchtiebreak, singles matches completed to this shortened format, do not count toward bonus points.

Understanding the current rankings display: 
Player name, [LTA rating - if known], W - tally of wins, L - tally of  losses, UF - tally of unfinished matches] 'n' - points won (if bonus points have been won a  note to this effect is added) 

Comments:
Reporters of results are encouraged to leave a comment on the "Report Your Score" form. Additional commentaries may be added by submitting a result revision (see the pencil icon next to your results)